Smile Center debunks the myths
Teeth whitening is a hot topic. Strips and gels are bought mercilessly in an effort to achieve a whiter, brighter smile and we’re forever opting for a brand of toothpaste which claims to whiten our smile in a matter of weeks. There’s no harm in trying, right? But with so many whitening products and treatments at our fingertips, how can we tell what’s effective, and more importantly, what’s safe for us to be using on a regular basis? We turned to the experts at Lan Kwai Fong’s premium teeth whitening station, Smile Center to help us debunk the myths behind the procedure and the importance of opting for a peroxide-free treatment.
Will Teeth whitening damage my enamel?
“Yes… and no,” confirms Smile Center. “Peroxide can be harmful to gums and teeth, which is why the product must only be used by qualified dentists. As an alternative, Smile Center offers a cosmetic procedure using only peroxide-free products, making the whole experience totally safe for clients,” they continue.
“The gel whitens your teeth only on the surface and won’t penetrate the enamel, and we use an LED lamp as a whitening accelerator that doesn’t transmit warmth or UV light. All of our products and LED lamps are certified by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and meet the EU and Swiss safety standards on cosmetic teeth whitening, so you know that you’re in good hands.”
Once whitened, will [my teeth] stay white forever?
“Sorry, but no!” confirms Smile Center. “Whitening treatments will whiten your teeth initially, but your DNA, oral hygiene and especially your eating habits will all play a part in the colour of your teeth. The results of our cosmetic treatment can last up to three months, however.”
Will whitening my teeth make them look unnatural?
“While we all want a ‘Hollywood smile’, no one wants the procedure to look too obvious!” Many people fear that undergoing a teeth-whitening procedure will leave their teeth blindingly white, but “this isn’t actually possible as a cosmetic teeth whitening treatment can whiten your teeth, but your teeth aren’t able to go whiter than their original color.”
Does whitening cause tooth sensitivity?
Again, “yes and no,” says Smile Center. “It is peroxide which is responsible for tooth sensitivity as it opens the pores of the enamel, leaving your teeth feeling more sensitive to all external agents, including certain foods, for days after your treatment.” The more that your teeth are exposed to peroxide, the higher the risk of increased sensibility. “This is why whitening strips, for which there is a prolonged exposure, typically cause tooth sensitivity and sore gums. But, at Smile Center, we don’t use any peroxide, so you won’t experience such discomfort!”
Smile Center not only offer fast, painless and affordable teeth whitening treatments, but you can expect your results to be two to ten shades whiter in under an hour! Results are immediate and can last up to three months. Interested? Throw out your whitening strips and bring a loved one with you to enjoy its special, duo offer. Book in your treatment for the same time and pay $1,890 for both of you, instead of its standard price of $2,700. Can’t make it as a pair? Bag *30% off its regular priced treatments simply by mentioning Sassy!
*Offers cannot be used together. Valid until Thursday, 31 May 2018.
Smile Center, 17/F, 1 Lan Kwai Fong, Central, Hong Kong, http://www.smile-center.com